Technology averse

Users who are reluctant to use computers, etc. because they appear complex and hard to use.

Technology Made Easier for Technology Averse People

While technology seems a clear boon to many people, including elders and people with disabilities, others may find it too intimidating. This article talks about products and strategies that simplify the process of using technology or that provide up-to-date capabilities via familiar products, such as televisions and refrigerators.

Not using current technology may present significant barriers, such as the inability to use an ever-increasing number of services that are only available online: applying for jobs, cutting through governmental red tape, or communicating with banks and other companies.

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Seniors and the Internet

A recently released study by the Pew Research Internet Project shows that seniors with disabilities are about 15% less likely to go online, have broadband at home, or own an advanced digital device. They may be skeptical of the advantages of online resources.

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